Ribbon Wreath


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I LOVE this Ribbon Wreath!

I found the idea/tutorial on Tatertots and Jello. Of course, any time I see something made with ribbon, I jump all over it, and I am very pleased about the result. My door certainly screams Halloween!

Ribbon Wreath - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

The awesome thing about this idea is that you can do this with any holiday. I am already thinking of what I can do for Christmas with Red, Green, and lots of White!

The tutorial called for lots and lots of ribbon. I ended up with quite a bit leftover. Since I had so much left over, I felt like I HAD to use it. I ended up making this bow with the loops. It’s hard to see since it’s using the same ribbons as the wreath, but still pretty.

I bought 12 different ribbons in 5 yard increments. Doing it again, I would only do about 10 different ones, or less if using thicker ribbon. 3/8″ ribbon is great for accents. I would also not cut up all the ribbon at first. Leave a little bit left over of each so you can use it if you end up not needing it. I don’t know how I am going to use all these loops. :)

If you’re interested in making one for this fall, instead of for Halloween, I would use less greens, purples, and blacks, and stick with more oranges and browns. That way it looks great now, and will look great until Christmas decorations go up.

Ribbon Wreath - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

I used 12 kinds of ribbon. If you’re interested in some of the same ones, of course you can find them all at The Ribbon Retreat!

Ribbon Wreath - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Polka Dot Orange with White 1 1/2″
Polka Dot Black with White 7/8″
Polka Dot Apple Green with White 3/8″
Biggie Dots Green/Black 7/8″
Biggie Dots Orange 7/8″
Gingham/Checks White/Orange 7/8″
Stripes Purple 5/8″
Solid Grosgrain Deep Purple 5/8″
Double Faced Satin Black 7/8″
Lacy Scallop Black 1/2″-My Favorite!
Lollipop Orange/Black 3/8″
Double Ruffle Gold 5/8″

This wreath was quite a bit of work, so if you’re looking to use ribbon for a wreath, but don’t have the time to do this one, I found this idea on The Speckled Dog.

We added some painted pumpkins next to our door, and I finally feel ready for fall. I hope you enjoy this idea and I would love to see pictures if you try it out!

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19 Comments

  1. Lanae
    Posted October 12, 2010 at 8:26 am | Permalink

    WOW!! I LOVE this!!! You did such a great job! It looks beautiful! Perfect for Halloween!

  2. Posted October 12, 2010 at 9:03 am | Permalink

    These wreaths are AWESOME! I especially love the 1st one! You did a really awesome job! I am really wanting to tackle one of these now! I wonder if my 7 year old daughter would be able to help me! What a great idea and even a great gift idea for someone! LOVE LOVE LOVE this idea! Thanks! :-) I think I may make one for every holiday! :-) I am so excited!

  3. Posted October 12, 2010 at 8:43 pm | Permalink

    very nice! it looks like a lot of work and ribbon :)

  4. becky
    Posted October 14, 2010 at 7:45 am | Permalink

    What ribbon did you wrap the foam wreath with? Did you sew your pieces or did you glue them together to make the loops? I love it, you did an awesome job.

    • Shirley
      Posted October 14, 2010 at 12:01 pm | Permalink

      Hi Becky! I just used some leftover Solid Grosgrain White ribbon in 1 1/2″ that I had. I did sew all of my pieces together first and then cut them up and glued them on. I think that it helped keep it together better than just gluing. Gluing would work, but just take a little more effort. Thanks!

  5. Michelle
    Posted October 15, 2010 at 1:02 pm | Permalink

    I am working on my first wreath right now. I can’t wait to upload a picture to show everyone :)

  6. Karissa
    Posted October 19, 2010 at 9:17 am | Permalink

    I LOVE that wreath! As soon as Halloween ribbon goes on clearance, I have to buy some!

    As for your leftover loops – you could make more bows and stick them on barrettes for any little girls you know, or even older girls who are cheerleaders.

  7. Posted October 19, 2010 at 9:37 am | Permalink

    Your ribbon wreath turned out fantastic!!!

    I did one earlier this month and let me tell you…that was work! LOL I learned alot of lessons the hard way and even though I said NEVER AGAIN, I’m seriously thinking about doing on for Christmas….the right way. ;)

  8. Posted October 19, 2010 at 10:35 am | Permalink

    Wow that is fabulous. I love the bright colors that it produces. Wow I don’t do much with ribbon but I have a appriecation for ribbon projects.

  9. Posted October 20, 2010 at 11:40 am | Permalink

    That is SERIOUSLY the coolest thing I’ve ever seen. I haven’t found a wreath that matches my painted pumpkin topiaries, and I think this is a perfect idea! Can’t wait to get started. My husband will be thrilled that I’m taking on yet another project. ;)

    Thanks for sharing!

  10. Posted November 13, 2010 at 8:27 am | Permalink

    I LOVE THIS!! Great job, wanted to say you could use the extra cut pieces you have to make spikes for bows or just make some loop bows! Again GORGEOUS! ~Jessa

    • Shirley
      Posted November 13, 2010 at 5:12 pm | Permalink

      Spikes for bows is a great idea! Thanks Jessa!

  11. Tina
    Posted November 16, 2010 at 7:26 pm | Permalink

    I absolutely LOVE this wreath!! Ive loved learning new craft ideas since I was very young. However Im just getting started on ribbon projects. Is there anyway you would possibly post or email step by step instructions for this? I would love to start one now for Christmas. If you or any other members would like to share any other project ideas I would love to see them. Thanks so much!
    hollart@insightbb.com

  12. Blossom
    Posted September 15, 2011 at 10:02 am | Permalink

    I just started reading your blog recently, and just came across this post today. I LOVE this wreath – such gorgeous ribbon choices! And dare I say it, I think your wreath is prettier than on the blog with the instructions! ; )

  13. Brooklyn Smith
    Posted October 25, 2011 at 12:32 am | Permalink

    Your wreath looks fuller and fatter than the one on tatertots, why is that?

    • Shirley
      Posted October 25, 2011 at 1:31 am | Permalink

      I think it is because I went farther out on the sides and in the center than TTAJ did. And I also was very picky about the wreath form showing, so I glued ribbon down everywhere I could. And maybe because I used a lot more smaller width ribbon? Not sure! But I do know that I find it hard to believe she used all of her ribbon. I had 12 different kinds in 5 yards and had plenty left over. It took me awhile to do this since I had such small widths. If I did it again, I would use only 7/8″ and 1 1/2″ (maybe one or two smaller) and hope it would be done faster. :) Are you making one??? They are so cute!

  14. Dorothy Cates
    Posted November 10, 2011 at 9:38 am | Permalink

    I absolutely LOVE your wreath! I love how full it is. You said you used 5 yards of each ribbon, but the tutorial says 5 feet of each ribbon. I just wanted to make sure what amount to go with before I order a bunch ribbon. I can’t wait to try this out!

    • Shirley
      Posted November 10, 2011 at 10:27 am | Permalink

      Hi Dorothy! Good eyes! No wonder mine is more full! :D I blame pregnancy brain for that one, I was about 3 months pregnant when I did that wreath.

      If you go with more ribbon, the wreath will be much more full. I decided if I do one again, I would still do five yards, but probably 10 ribbons instead of 12. And a good mixture of widths; if you only do 7/8″ and 1 1/2″ ribbons, you’ll probably want less than 10 ribbons. Hope this helps! (And thanks for pointing that out! I seriously thought I was going crazy. :))

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